VITTA, CINO (1873–1956), Italian jurist. Vitta was professor of administrative law first at the Florence Institute of Social Science and then professor at the universities of Cagliari, Modena, and Turin. An authority on all branches of public law his treatise Trattato di diritto amministrativo (2 vols., 1954–554), on administrative law, ran into several editions. He also taught international law and lectured at the Hague Academy in 1930, 1934, and 1936. During World War ii, Vitta was president of the Jewish community of Florence, a position that had been held by his father and grandfather before him. During the Nazi occupation he and his wife were hidden in the Siena mental hospital. After the war he returned to teaching.
Among his publications: "Il Diritto pubblico degli Ebrei," in: Accademia Mazionale dei Lincei, 6 (1951), 109ff.
Recueil des Cours de l'Académie de Droit International de la Haye, 56 (1936), 303f. add. bibliography: Novissimo Digesto Italiano, 20 (1975), 1033 f.
[Giorgio Romano /
Alfredo Mordechai Rabello (2nd ed.)]